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Gov. Inslee seeks carbon tax to pay for rebates for low income earners
Gov. Inslee seeks carbon tax to pay for rebates for low income earners (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Seeks To Resurrect State Tax Credits For Low-Income Familes

Wednesday Governor Jay Inslee visited with low-income workers in Yakima, as well as college students at CWU in Ellensburg, in support of his goal to bring back a never-used state tax rebate program.

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Washington Healthplan Finder triple bills clients
Washington Healthplan Finder triple bills clients (Washington state healthcare exchange)
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WA Healthcare Exchange Triple-Bills Clients – Officials “Looking Into” Problem

Realistically, the Washington Healthcare Exchange got off to a decent start, with few problems, and a fair amount of people enrolling; although the numbers were not near expected goals.  But since last fall, it's endured an increasing amount of mix ups and serious issues.

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Attorney in shooting claim has been reprimanded, suspended in past
Attorney in shooting claim has been reprimanded, suspended in past (Franklin County website image)
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Yakima Attorney Suing Pasco for $25 Million Has Spotted Past

The attorney representing the widow of Antonio Zambrano-Montes has had some issues with the Washington State Bar Association in his legal career.

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Tens of millions in pot tax revenue just sitting in state coffers
Tens of millions in pot tax revenue just sitting in state coffers (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Where’s the $22 Million Collected in Marijuana Taxes So Far?

Legalized marijuana sales have been earning taxes since July. Critics are asking, "Where's the money?"

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Powerball lottery climbs to near record high in Oregon
Powerball lottery climbs to near record high in Oregon (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Feeling Lucky? Oregon Powerball Jackpot Climbs to 3rd Highest Total Ever!

Win this, and you will have friends and relatives coming out of the woodwork!

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San Francisco hit hard by $15 minimum wage
San Francisco hit hard by $15 minimum wage (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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What Will $15 Minimum Wage Do to Businesses? See What’s Happening in San Francisco

We've already seen the first  fallout from Seattle's new $15 minimum wage, the major relocation by a well-known Northwest outdoor manufacturer. WA officials should heed the warnings from California.

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Noted outdoor gear maker moving workers to Reno
Noted outdoor gear maker moving workers to Reno (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Claims First Business Victim – More Expected to Follow

It was inevitable, especially if you consider economic principles. There are more who will follow.

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Washington Healthcare Exchange
Washington Healthcare Exchange (Washingtonhealthplanfinder.org)
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Taxpayers On Hook After Washington Healthcare Exchange Misses Enrollment Goals

If this were a private company, the CEO by now would probably have been fired, significant restructuring would have been done to save money, or the company would have tried re-organizational bankruptcy.

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Washington state computers virtually obsolete
Washington state computers virtually obsolete (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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HOW OLD Are Washington State Government Computers? You Won’t Believe It

This digital software issue is resurfacing because a new IT bill has been introduced in the legislature, and it pinpoints an almost laughable problem with the government's IT programs.

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State Department of Ecology looking at low carbon fuel standard
State Department of Ecology looking at low carbon fuel standard (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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State Officials Seek Comments on Controversial Proposed Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking comments and input on Gov. Inslee's controversial plan to implement a low-carbon fuel standard in Washington state.

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